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Commuter Rail: Weekend Service Returning on 3 Lines Posted on Oct 7

Commuter Rail: Weekend Service Returning on 3 Lines

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines beginning this winter. The Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines will see the return of Saturday and Sunday service and the Needham Line will resume Saturday service after   …Continue Reading Commuter Rail: Weekend Service Returning on 3 Lines

Boston South Station WTS Art Project Moves Forward Posted on Oct 7

Boston South Station WTS Art Project Moves Forward

WTS-Boston, the Boston Chapter of WTS Advancing Women in Transportation, announced selection of three artists as finalists to develop public art showcasing women’s contributions to the transportation industry. The art work will be located within the MBTA South Station transportation hub. The three finalists will   …Continue Reading Boston South Station WTS Art Project Moves Forward

Take the Late Night T to “Late Night Eats” October 4 Posted on Oct 2

Take the Late Night T to “Late Night Eats” October 4

Following the successful Late Night Arts film screenings on Friday and Saturday night, September 26-27, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and MBTA today joined the City of Boston and local food and fashion vendors in announcing Late Night Eats on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy   …Continue Reading Take the Late Night T to “Late Night Eats” October 4

Governor Patrick Announces New Commuter Rail Station in Allston Posted on Sep 30

Governor Patrick Announces New Commuter Rail Station in Allston

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and state and local officials to announce that the I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike Allston Interchange Improvements project will include a new Commuter Rail stop, with pedestrian and bike access, that will allow for increased   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces New Commuter Rail Station in Allston

MBTA Ridership: 7th Consecutive Monthly Increase Posted on Sep 29

MBTA Ridership: 7th Consecutive Monthly Increase

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott says the modest fare increase that took effect July 1st has done nothing to interrupt the streak of consecutive months in which MBTA ridership has increased. “August marked the seventh straight month of growth in ridership,” said GM Scott. Weekday   …Continue Reading MBTA Ridership: 7th Consecutive Monthly Increase

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts Posted on Sep 29

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

Major rehabilitation work is progressing at the Longfellow Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River. The iconic “salt and pepper” bridge is being rehabilitated as part of a three and a half year, $255.5 million project funded through the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

MBTA: Take the T to Late Night Films! Posted on Sep 24

MBTA: Take the T to Late Night Films!

Building on the new MBTA Extended Late Night Service on Friday and Saturday nights, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and MBTA today joined the City of Boston and local theaters in announcing Late Night Arts film screenings scheduled for this upcoming Friday and Saturday   …Continue Reading MBTA: Take the T to Late Night Films!

MBTA Map Crowdsourcing Cited for Planning Innovation Posted on Sep 23

MBTA Map Crowdsourcing Cited for Planning Innovation

The MBTA crowdsourcing contest to invite graphic designers to help redesign the T System Map is currently featured as the lead Innovative Project by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program. The Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program assists decision makers and transportation   …Continue Reading MBTA Map Crowdsourcing Cited for Planning Innovation

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail Posted on Sep 22

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

The Rail to Boston Coalition pitched their support for South Coast Rail at an event held at South Station this month. Approximately 75 people – including state and local elected officials, residents, business owners, and Rail to Boston members– came together to represent one unified   …Continue Reading Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved Posted on Sep 17

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a construction contract to extend the MBTA’s increasingly popular Silver Line from East Boston to Chelsea. A project funded entirely by Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan, the Silver Line will be extended past the Seaport to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved